A Little Bit of Mantras, Book Launch & Kirtan with Lily Cushman and special guests, Sharon Salzberg & Krishna Das
February 27 @ 7:00 pm
Join teacher & musician Lily Cushman for a conversation with Sharon Salzberg to celebrate the launch of her first book, A Little Bit of Mantras: An Introduction to Sacred Sounds, featuring a special call & response kirtan with Lily & Krishna Das. a practical handbook for anyone intrigued by the ancient techniques of mantra practice, Lily’s book explores the mythology & methodology of sacred sounds, and offers insights into Sanskrit mantras for cultivating peace, clarity, strength, healing and liberation. your ticket includes a hardcover copy of A Little Bit of Mantras, exclusively available one week before the public release, and Lily will be signing books afterwards.
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Lily Cushman is a teacher, musician, author, and the co-founder of Brooklyn Yoga School, a donation-based yoga center voted “Best of New York” by NY Magazine. Lily has been teaching yoga and offering chanting events in the greater NY area for over a decade, and currently serves as Director of Operations for world-renowned meditation teacher, Sharon Salzberg. Lily offers retreats and workshops around the country, and her first book, “A Little Bit of Mantra: An Introduction to Sacred Sounds” is available from Sterling Publishing in March 2019. Learn more at www.lilycushman.com
Sharon Salzberg is a pioneer in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher and NY Times bestselling author. She has played a crucial role in bringing meditation and mindfulness to the West and into mainstream culture since 1974, when she first began teaching. Sharon is the co-founder of the first western meditation center in the US: The Insight Meditation Society, in Barre, MA. She has authored ten books, including the New York Times bestseller, Real Happiness, her seminal work, Lovingkindness and her 2017 release, Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection. Acclaimed for her down-to-earth teaching style, Sharon offers a secular, modern approach to Buddhist teachings, making them instantly accessible. She is a regular columnist for On Being, a contributor to Huffington Post, and the host of her own podcast, The Metta Hour, with 90+ episodes. Learn more at www.sharonsalzberg.com
Krishna Das is a Grammy-nominated chant artist and has sung with people all around the world for over 35 years. His music offers the practice of chanting mantras– mostly in the Indian tradition, with some Buddhist and Gospel infusions. By sharing his life experiences on the path in his book Chants of a Lifetime, and workshops with people around the world, participants have found a way to integrate spiritual practices in their lives in a better way with some peace of mind. In 2018, Krishna Das released his 16th album “Peace of my Heart.” Learn more at www.krishnadas.com